Choosing a HD, Help Plz

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by RenegadeXC704, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. Howdy, i'm totally new to building computers, so i'm starting out small.

    I've installed many cd-rom drives, maybe 25ish, so i'm used to mucking around inside.

    what i need is an 80 gb hd, i don't have SATA support, so just a "normal" ATA drive will have to do. But i was wondering what everyone recommends. i'm looking for cheap, <$100, and reliable, so i was wondering what's a great value, and will be reliable.

    my #1 priority is reliability, i can't have this crash on me, it's for my college work/files/homework. My #2 is price, and my $3 is quiet.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Aimless

    Aimless Resident drunkey

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    Western Digital

    8mb cache ("special edition") if you can afford it
     
  3. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    cheap
    reliable
    high performance

    pick any two
     
  4. Aphot

    Aphot Guest

    Western Digital makes good quailty HD's, Like Aimless said, 8mb cache "Special Edition".
     
  5. Brian

    Brian New Member

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    just get a cheap seagate for like 40 bucks
    i got a 160gb 8mb 7200rpm for 60 bucks and i push it 2 the limit with video editing and its never failed i think all hds are reliable now no need to spend more
     
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